"Ты пьёшь чай с молоком?"

Translation:You drink tea with milk?

November 28, 2015



useful phrase for us Brits

January 20, 2016


I think in English we need the word 'Do' to make it a question.

November 13, 2016


Not necessarily. "You drink tea with milk?" could be asked after you've seen someone add milk to their tea and you want confirmation that this is how they drink their tea.

June 3, 2017


Every duolingo answer of this type so far has started with "Do".

July 27, 2018


Exactly. This is totally correct in English, but it is rather inconsistent for Duolingo to ask for this here when this question structure is rejected in every other lesson.

April 6, 2019


Auxiliary or what? it's not necessary in this case

November 13, 2016


In English you ask the question starting with the word Do. Unless you are from California where people drop it and play with the intonation, but that is non standard. The word list for this exercise does not include 'do'. So it is incorrect in English. Do you drink tea with milk? or more informally Do you take your tea with milk?

November 15, 2016


"You drink tea with milk?" is certainly informal (yet understandable and pretty normal to hear). However I would really have to disagree that "Do you take you tea with milk?" to be informal. This could just be that I'm American but it sounds very posh.

July 24, 2017


Why is this молоком and not молоко?

March 5, 2016


See Instrumental Case Endings: http://masterrussian.com/aa073000a.shtml

March 11, 2016


When it's "with", the end of the world changes. Milk - молоко. With milk - с молоком.

May 24, 2017


Молоко́ ‧ [ молоко́м ‧ Singular Instrumental ] ‧ [ молоко́ ‧ Singular Nominative ] ‧ noun declension ‧ cooljugator.com/run/молоко ‧ ‧ en.wiktionary.org/wiki/молоко

С Со ‧ Russian Preposition ‧ Instrumental Genitive Accusative ‧ wikitranslate.org/wiki/Category:Russian_preposition_с ‧ ‧ www.natashaspeaksrussian.com/beginners-blog/instrumental-case-after-c ‧ ‧ www.study-languages-online.com/grammar/tables/prepositions-by-case ‧ ‧ russianlearn.com/grammar/category/table_of_prepositions

‧ С(о)+Ins. It is important to understand that the English preposition [ with ] has two distinct meanings which are expressed in two different ways in Russian. ‧ Prepositions Governing the Instrumental Case ‧ www.departments.bucknell.edu/russian/language/prepins.html

С Со с со ‧ [ At For From Of Off On To The With ] ‧ context.reverso.net/translation/russian-english/со


December 16, 2018


The pronunciation of 'чай' confuses me here. It sounds like 'Che' . Is it really pronounced like this?

April 1, 2016


Yes, it's very wrong. I'd advise you to go to Forvo.com to hear the correct pronunciation of чай (it should be "chai", NOT "che"). I've reported it already but don't expect a quick correction anytime soon. It's no fault of the developers, though. It's just that these things take a long time to correct.

April 4, 2016


I am a native Russian speaker. it's sounds well (18.09.16). Sometimes words sound a little different in context.

October 18, 2016


can it mean "do you drink" ?

December 7, 2016



December 8, 2016


There is a lot of variation in how vowels are pronounced depending on the word in Russian. Take the word Время. It is transliterated as vremya but it is typically pronounced as vremye. I think it is one of the hardest aspects of Russian. But I do agree with you that TTS is off at times: take the word Свитер it pronounces it as sviter not as svityr.

November 15, 2016


What case does с take?

November 28, 2015


meaning "with" it takes instrumental

November 28, 2015


Why is "Do you drink the tea with milk?" wrong?

August 13, 2016


The tea? Ты пьешь этот чай с молоком

October 18, 2016


That's a good drink in my country ))

August 29, 2016


lol I clicked the s instead of d for the word "do"

January 29, 2017


Is the word 'с' pronounced as 'es' or does it tag onto the next word, making it sound like "смолоком"? I wonder the same thing with the word 'в'. Sometimes it sounds like 've' while other times it sounds like it just makes the next word start with a 'v' sound, no extra vowel.

December 10, 2016


Prepositions В and С sound attached to the next word. I can't remember cases when it's not so.

December 11, 2016


Correct me but shouldn't it be 'Do you drink tea with milk?'

May 9, 2018


Read the whole topic. Someone has already asked this question.

May 9, 2018


What about «чайа с молоком»?

January 31, 2017



  • Ты пьешь (что) чай с молоком. You drink tea with milk? It's ̷n̷̶̷o̷̶̷m̷̶̷i̷̶̷n̷̶̷a̷̶̷t̷̶̷i̷̶̷v̷̶̷e̷̶̷ accusative .

  • Пойдем выпьем (чего) чаЯ (йа- is a sound) Сome inside for a cup of tea. It's genitive.

P.S. Sometimes we can say Пойдем выпьем "чаю" i dunno what's the difference, probably there's no difference.

January 31, 2017


For the first example sentence, perhaps you meant accusative instead of nominative? Чай is a direct object there.

August 24, 2017


Shame on me. You're right, of course!

January 8, 2018


Lol I'm used to seeing a single line struck through a word but you scratched the heck out of that

January 8, 2018


Actually the text in double-tilde didn't work. Does duolingo have any way to cross out text?

January 9, 2018


yes, oh Duo, yes I do

October 27, 2017


Am I the only one who doesn't get cases?! How do you know which case is being used and when to use it?! Gosh, need an explanation.

January 21, 2018


You will definitely get used to it if you stick with it, keep studying and definitely keep an open mind.

You just have to keep in mind that relationships between things/people, all verbs and all prepositions govern specific cases... sometimes the case will change depending on the meaning of a sentence ("Going to the store" instead of "being in the store"), but there are really strict rules behind this and so the more you work with it the clearer it becomes.

It also helps if you identify what questions you have specifically... Sometimes the answer is really just "that's how it is in Russian", but sometimes there's a general rule that applies to the situation and that can help you see the bigger picture/learn quicker.

January 21, 2018


Thank you so much! Have a lingot!

January 23, 2018


It's easy in this particular sentence. чай is an object of пить verb which means it should be Accusative. Preposition c (with) takes Instrumental. Those are very basics. Sometimes it's much harder and unexplainable.

January 22, 2018


Yes, totally makes sense now. Thank you!!

January 23, 2018


The translation is not a question with a question mark!

June 2, 2018


Remove the question mark

August 23, 2018


"Do you take tea with milk?" should be correct

September 4, 2018


Is "you drink tea with milk?" or "DO you drink tea with milk?". ?

January 27, 2019
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